If last weeks 40 layoffs weren't bad enough, the IBJ reports that big changes could be coming for both the IZOD Indycar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The IBJ reports that Belskus could be examining the fallowing changes:
- Futures of both stock car and MotoGP races
- Funding of Indycar teams (TEAM program)
- Schedule changes (less ovals more twisties)
- Month of May Schedule (cut by a week, maybe more)
Due to Robin Miller, it wasn't really a huge surprise when Jeff Belskus, the former Chief Financial Officer for IMS, took over for Tony George last summer. It was however still a little unclear as to why. It was said that "the sisters" were unhappy with some of the decision their brother made, but I think the real reason is beginning to come clear.
Tony George is a loyal guy, sometimes to a fault. And I believe that is a huge reason, if not the reason TG stepped down as IMS and IRL CEO earlier this year. It's quite simple, I think he was told that the layoffs/changes needed to be made and he just couldn't do it.